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Nuclear Waste 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Vince MacMillan on Jan 22, 2006

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RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


An interesting series of cracks in a corner located midway between Pink Flamingo and Anasazi. The width goes from thin hands to hands to fingers to fists and back down to hands and thin hands. No real crux, though the .5 camalot section was the psychological highlight for me (but isn't it always?).


12 Pieces of the following sizes: Tips (x1), Off-fingers (x2), thin hands (x5), hands (x2), fists (x1), OW (x1).

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By Grant Bryans
From: buena vista colorado
Apr 21, 2006

I enjoyed this route!!!! unique for the creek, while it doesn't have any true crux move or section, you will for sure feel the burn moving from one crack to another...
By Laurie Lambe
From: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Oct 21, 2006

I climbed this route yesterday and would like to pass along some helpful beta. If you are a mid-10 leader at The Creek like me, I would start on the left (not the right like it says in Doc Bloom's book). Move to the right when the crack starts getting real tight, then move back to the left at the next easier opportunity to do it (where the .75 splitter starts turning to the right). It's a great crack but starting on the right is kind of chossy and harder than it looks and certainly harder than 10-.
By Rob Kepley
From: Westminster,CO
Feb 3, 2007

Very fun route! Not your typical "robotic" climb. It gets a little weird in the sandy section.
By Timmamok Murphy
From: Durango, CO
Jan 15, 2012
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

A bit of a sandbag at 10-. At least for Supercrack Buttress.
By Ty Gittins
From: bozeman
Apr 27, 2014

Did'nt find this thing to be sandy at all. great route! awkward in spots near the top where the cracks switch. definately a sandbag at 10-
By Bowie Pearson
From: Portland, OR
Nov 30, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

For the start just place a piece and commit to the lie-back for a move, until you get that first jam. It's way better than it looks! I stepped right where it made sense, and the finger crack above is really nice with great feet. A very atypical IC climb, but well worth it! I'd say 10- is accurate.

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